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T. B. NODEN.
ADJUSTABLE CONNECTOR FOR ANTISKID CHAINS. 6w.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 13.1915.
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THOMAS B. NODEN, or momma, ILLINOIS.
ADJUSTABLE commerce ron anrxsxmecnams, &c.
Patented May 9, Application and December 13,1915. Serial a0. cacao; "i f of the body 1, Attached to said body is a; spring plate 2,"which preferably covers one p, of the wide'flat surfaces of the body, 'andj is fastened at one end to the body, p'refer- To all whom it mayconcern: I I Be it known that LTnoM s B. NouEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Moline, in the'countyof Rock Island and 7 State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Connectors for Antiskid-Chains, &c.; and I hereby declarethat the following is a full,
- clear, and exact description thereof, referinvention is to enable ence'being had tow the accompanying drawings, which form part of this'specification.
This invention is a novel connector for detachably fastening automobile anti-skid devices to wheels; and the object of this the ends of the fastening chains ofsuch anti-skid devices to be readily 'onnected together, and to provide a connecting-device by which slack in the chain can be taken up. j
The inventionprovides a fastener which is strong and ad ustable'and can be easily applied, and as easily detached,by a person; but will notbe detached by blows from exterior objects, or by the shocks and jars incident to the travel of the wheel over rough roadways.
ynovel connector is especially designed for coupling together non-skid automobile chains, but might be used for other purposes where an adjustable connection is de sired.
I will explain the invention in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the con nector as used to connect non-skid chains; Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective View of the connector detached; Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section on line 33 Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is a transverse section on line -44 Fig. 2.
The connector, as shownin said drawings, comprises a main body portion 1 preferably made of steel or annealed iron; said body being. an oblong and rectangular in plan, preferably flat,-wider than it is high, and about three times as long as it is wide. Said body has at one end a shank portion 1 extending from its bottom, and provided with an upstanding ear -1 perforated as at 1 for the engagement of a link of the chain C of the anti-skid chain or other devices which the connector is to provided with an opening or socket extending from the front end of the body toward the shank; said socket being preferably rectangular in cross section and conforming approximately in form to the cross section fasten. This body 1 is ably by means of a rivet 2*. near the shank 1 as shown. The rear end of this plate 2 is preferably bent downwardl asat 2", against the rear end of the body, and its forward endis also preferably bent downwardly" over the front edge of the body, above the socket, as indicated at 2. The
downturned ends of the plate will prevent i slide which telescopes within the body 1.
Said slide has a body portion 3, which corresponds in'cross section to the socket in the body 1, and is adapted to fit easily but securely therein; and'in said body portion is the series of openin s 3 tudinally thereof. the body any one of said openings can be engaged with the catch 2.
The slide has ahead 3 on its outer end approximately corresponding in form to the shank portion 1 of the body, and provided with an ear 3'? having a perforation 3 for engagement with a link 0' of the chain of the anti-skid or other device to be fastened.
The front end of the spring plate 2 may be raised, so as to disengage the catch 2 from the slide 3, and then the latter can be ad- 'justed in or out of the body 1. For convenience plate 2 may be provided, near its front end, with lateral ears 2' which may project slightly beyond the sides of the body,
so that they can be readily engaged by the thumb or fingers of the person disengage the catch 2 from the slide 3.
In using the connector, the part 1 is attached to one end C of the chain or member to be connected; and the slide 3 to the other end C of such chain or member.
on used for connecting the fastenings of anti-skid devices for automobile wheels, after such anti-skid devices are in place the slide 3 is entered more or according to the amount of slack in the chain, and is securely fastened thereto by engagement with the catch 2 on the spring that extend longi; fiy moving the slide in.
desiring to less into the body 1 I be disen agedby striking any-exterlor ob-' be'cnnnected, a catch disengage the slide,
plate 2. The pull on erred directly to the body 1. If after the connector is applied, slack should develop in the chain, the slide can be pushed farther into the body and take up the slack.
When the connector is applied, exterior pressure on the body only tends to hold the catch pin more securely in place. As the spring plate lies flat against the body, and is protected. at both ends, it is not liable to jects, an any inward pressure on this plate sim 1y tends to lock'the slide more securely.
' y connector is absolutely proof-against is taken care of by Iclaim is: 1 7
1. A connector for "the purpose described comprising a body having a longitudinal socket and provided at one end with'a shank foren'ga'gement with one of the members. to
' plate fitted on one exterior -side of the body and secured thereto at one end, the free endof said spring plate being bent downwardly over the end of'the,
body opposite the "shank to prevent the" free this catch 'istransend of said catch, said pulling strain vupon the.
. theslide; a slide end of the plate catching on obstructions; a catch attached to said plate near the outer end of the body and projecting into the body through an adjacent opening therein; and a slide telescoping saidbody and fitting the socket'therein and provided with a series of holes adapted to be engaged by the inner slide having a head on its outer end forengagement with the other member to be connected.
2; A connector for the purpose described comprising a body having a longitudinal socketprovided at one end with a perforated shank. for engagement with one of the members to be connected, a spring plate fitted to one side of the body and secured thereto at one end, a catch attachedto said plate near the outer end of the body and projecting into'the body through an adjacent opening in the side Ofth body, said spring plate being bent downwardly over theend o fthe body opposite the shank to prevent the free end of the plate catchingon obstructions,
to disengagethe catchgfifrom the opening in said body and fitting the socket thereimand. provided with a series of holes adaptedto be engaged by said catchtsaid slide ahead on its outer end provided with an eye for engagement with the other member] to be connected. l
I In testimony that Lclaim' theforegoing afiix my signature.
as my own, I 4 y v THOMAS B. NODEN.
having a shanktelescoping having I p and said plate being also pro- .vided with laterally projecting ears adjacent the catch whereby said platemay be raised